I had dipped myself into the shallow ends of the world by experimenting with drinking and eventually being ensnared by sexual lust.
Boy oh boy, those times ..(smh) I really thought that I was someone!
God watched as I slid into the back seat of sin and it drove me right over a cliff of destruction as I saw myself becoming less connected to God.
I knew how to ask for forgiveness and I’m sure some individuals could attest to it. I was able to be sincere and say the right words in order to be accepted by the parties that I offended, but I did not repent.
An instagram apology but really an insta-scam heart at the center of it all.
Psalm 23:3 – He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
It’s amazing how fearfully and wonderfully we are made by God, both physically and spiritually, and God has never changed the way he creates humans with the faculties of a body, soul and spirit.
The psalmist David records in various conquests and psalms the ups and downs of life as a warrior, worshipper, Shepherd, Husband (to many wives and concubines) and Father and can we only imagine at some point that this man would feel the fatigue and anguish of his many roles.
In all of this, David knew where he gathered His strength from and where he needed it: in his soul.
David was not concerned about soul-searching, he knew who He was worshipping and trusted where God was taking him. He was a no-body before the house of Jesse, but a somebody to God.
Folks, I know some of y’all are looking for that “renewed me, brand new, influencer, influenza” type of hype on the social medias but please understand something….
There has to be a serious turning away from what doesn’t help you grow and yes, it is going to hurt.
When King David wasn’t in the role of being a leader, he was messy and loud, inciting God’s judgement and placing the nation’s revival in jeopardy.
Things got real and personal when songs started dropping, songs that glorified David’s name over King Saul’s, but David realized these tracks couldn’t put him off track the path of righteousness.
Restoration from adultery, from murder, from the pride of life, from captivity is what we males deal with every day in every waking moment. Being married does not separate you from these pressures; after all, King David was married.
Being rich or having royalty does not give you special access to people and things; King David knew that when God barred him from the construction of the temple.
When you run on an empty soul, you’re bound to wear out your soles.
When your greatest enemies die or get defeated and you are still struggling, you know that the problem isn’t with them it is with Theos.
If males in this generation and this season can turn away from the battle fields, the bed rooms, the bands and bosses of this world and will call upon the name of God, revival will break out and the righteousness in the land will be restored.
A genuine and authentic heart will turn the eyes of the Lord towards your life and once His eyes are on you then be ready to experience grace like never before. God restored a lying, lusting, liquor-licking guy like me and has put His joy in me
“I’d call Him.”
I remember just crying and calling out to God with my lips touching the floor–the floor was pretty nasty can’t lie.
Every memory of my evil, flooded my head and that is when I had to ask God to make my heart right again.
It wasn’t just to call out to Him per say but I knew that I had wronged certain individuals in which I had to face the music and be completely real with them.
There was no filter strong enough to mask the immense regret inside of me but this was a moment which had to happen.
This is my story, this is my song, asked for forgiveness, and said I was wrong. That was my story, that was my song, newness in Jesus, all the day long.
Gone are the days where we are lacking on our phone plans, we are no longer victims to these mobile travesties. We are unlimited and we are about that camera life, it does not even matter what network we are on.
New phone, new numbers, new pics. We have everyone’s contact information, but still have No Caller ID.
We say, “New phone who dis” but that’s really a huge diss to the God that is calling us for His purpose.
No Caller ID…
but I’m about the clout from IG, my line is up, my lineup is fresh but am I in line to drink from His cup?
There is no higher calling or grater honour than to live a life bowing and kneeling before His throne.
His throne over my phone.
In Christ alone, no matter my new network or zone.
I may be a clone but He really knows my name, He knows my every fault, He sees each tear that falls, and hears me when I call.
He knows my phone, He knows my dirty thoughts, my texts, DM’s and pics. I’m saved and I’m blood bought.
I’d call Him if I didn’t know Him.